Day 11. A backwards day.

We stayed with friends of the Hansen family, Penny and Bill O’Connor. Ali Hansen donated non-directed which ended up being the kidney that Cooper received once Lynn gave him priority on the NKR waitlist.

They live in Le Claire, Iowa. We needed to bike 60 miles to Iowa City, but there was a strong north wind so keeping an eye on email in case any media contacted me from the Qwsd Cities area, Jeff and I rode southwest along the Mississippi to Muscatine where we met Lynn for lunch, then we continued on straight south to the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. Much nicer riding with much better views! And a mostly tailwind!